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Elborough Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8879 / 51°53'16"N

Longitude: -2.0549 / 2°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 396315

OS Northings: 221042

OS Grid: SO963210

Mapcode National: GBR 2MC.P8V

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.BTH2

Plus Code: 9C3VVWQW+52

Entry Name: Elborough Cottage

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386609

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474005

Location: Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Civil Parish: Charlton Kings

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Charlton Kings Holy Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/29/63 (South side)
14/12/83 No.36
Elborough Cottage


House. C15 cruck-framed house with later additions and
alterations including C16 projecting gabled bay at front and
timber-framed wing to rear, and those of early C17.
Timber-frame with roughcast facade, stone-tile roof, 3
chimneys, 2 of which are ashlar with moulded capping, the
central one c1700 or earlier (possibly an insertion).
PLAN: C15 hall house remodelled in C16 and later (see
historical note below).
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 2 ranges of windows to left of door, a
gabled projection and one range of windows to right of it.
Early C19-style patterned lead and timber casements of 3
Tudor-Gothic lights. First-floor windows dormered, treated as
5-light oriels in gable. Ground-floor windows to left of door
have shutters. Door in hipped hooded porch in angle with
gabled break, C20 door with studs and strip hinges and ovolo
surround. Low heavy buttress to left wing may indicate bread
oven, carved plaster tablet in gable.
Long lower single-storey extension to rear (the west wing)
with exposed small square panels of timber-framing and a pair
of large lead-paned casements, continued to south in brick.
Rear L-plan plus a narrow C20 projection for bathroom etc. in
matching style.
INTERIOR: ground-floor south room (hall) a particularly large
C16 fireplace with large roll-moulding and depressed 4-centred
arch; southern jamb of chimney-stack is chamfered at south
corner with lozenge stop at base and run-out stop;
hollow-chamfered beam. Exposed posts to front wall and
parlour. Exposed timber-framing with arch braces to west wall
of rear wing (malthouse/kitchen) and post in entrance hall
which may be the foot of a cruck. Shelves for barrels in
cellar and trough. Regency style staircase with stick
balusters and wreathed mahogany handrail. First floor: exposed
smoke-blackened truss with cambered collar, central post and
horizontal rail. Known to include C15 crucks: cruck truss
visible at first-floor level and in attic, smoke-blackened.
There is certainly one and possibly 3 cruck trusses.
HISTORICAL NOTE: in its original form the house had a central
hall open to the roof and heated by an open hearth; the
fireplace was installed C16 when an upper floor was added.

Parlour created late C16 by adding projecting gabled bay at
front, lit by large oriel windows. C16 rear wing was
originally a malthouse. 'The house was largely unaltered until
the Regency period .. when it received a new staircase and
rear extensions, and the windows were given 'Gothick' leaded
lights.' (Charlton Kings Local History Society Bulletin). 2
inventories survive (GRO 1684/231 and GRO 1712/186, noted as
(Charlton Kings Local History Society Bulletin: 1987-: 5-31).

Listing NGR: SO9630721028

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